FIA WRC

Ogier claims fifth Portugal victory

A fifth Rally de Portugal victory for Sébastien Ogier has taken the Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin star’s personal tally to 40 world class wins and level with Markku Alèn as the event’s most successful driver. The Frenchman has also established a new record for the highest number of WRC points scored at this level. He was joined on Sunday’s podium by Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin rivals Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo.

FIA WRC

WRC: Neuville claims Argentina win by 7/10ths of a second!

Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) won the 2017 Rally Argentina by the margin of just seven-tenths of a second to beat Welshman Elfyn Evans (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) after 357.59km of competitive action! Ott Tanak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) was third.

FIA WRC

Rally Australia (WRC): two VWs on top

Volkswagen Motorsport completed Day 1 of its swansong outing with two Michelin-equipped Polo R WRCs on top in Australia. Mikkelsen leads Ogier.

Andreas Mikkelsen boosted his bid for 2016’s runner-up honours by winning five of Friday’s 11 stages. The Norwegian survived the hot weather (35°C) to build up a lead of 15.4s over team-mate Sébastien Ogier who suffered on the day’s gravel-carpeted tests.

Hyundai/Michelin’s Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon, who are also in contention for this year’s silver medal, follow in third and fourth places, split by 1.2s. Team-mate Dani Sordo started well before taking a 20-second penalty.

Jari-Matti Latvala (VW/Michelin) lost time when he clouted a bridge on SS1, while M-Sport’s Mads Ostberg and Eric Camilli (Ford/Michelin) are up to fifth and sixth spots.

Esapekka Lappi (Skoda/Michelin) is the WRC2 leader and seems to heading for the class’s title.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: a flawless weekend for Viñales at Le Mans

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) produced a grand-slam performance at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France, round five of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Spaniard added pole position and fastest race lap to his third win of the season. Second and third were local star Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team). 

FIA Formula E

Paris ePrix: Buemi triumphs in French capital

Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) followed up his victory in Monaco last week with another at Saturday’s Paris ePrix, ahead of Lopez and Heidfeld. A mistake by rival Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) helped him to comfort his cushion at the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: next stop Le Mans, France

Round five of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship, and the second to take place on European soil, is this weekend’s HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France at Le Mans-Bugatti. 

FIA Formula E

Monaco ePrix: Buemi beats di Grassi in the Principality

Pole-winner Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) led from lights-out to the flag in Monaco to claim his fourth ePrix win of the 2016/2017 season. Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) and Nick Heidfeld (Mahindra Racing) were second and third.

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